Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Opus 2014-210: DEFCON: Happy Faces

DEFCON is having an identity crisis.

At DEFCON you have a group of guys in charge of security.  They are called goons, officially.  They have red shirts and black shirts that say “Goon.”  These guys have had a hard edge that you would expect for people running security at a con full of hard drinking, rebellious nerds.

Enter diversity.

We now have female goons.  Some of them are petite and totally non-threatening.  Since I am not a violent person and only need them to answer an occasional question, I can deal with that.

Enter the consequences of diversity.  Yesterday as I was going through a check-point in the early hours of the morning there were two goons checking badges.  One was a stocky guy with a surly look who was obviously someone you did not want to meet in a dark alley.  The other was a chirpy little girl with a big smile and a cheerful, “Good morning.”  This is very ungoonish.

What is the world coming to?

homo unius libri

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